Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, January 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Michelin DefenderReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.56

2005 Toyota Sienna LE FWD
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Evans, GA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

Michelin Defender tires are the best set of tires I've ever owned. I bought them the week Michelin released them and have not been displeased in their performance once. With 20K of the pending 90K down, these tires still deliver. Pleasant on the highway and in town as well. No lack of confidence in the rain or on wet roads.

For me, really my wife, the shoulders and cornering response was key with this tire. You see, she is really rough in the curves, but the Defender does not budge. Very little noticeable wear on the shoulders. She is notoriously rough on tires (and brakes to a greater extent), so she is a perfect test driver to put these tires through their roughest challenges.

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